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Author Topic: SiriusXM Beach Boys Channel Re-Starts 7/1/22  (Read 484 times)
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« on: July 01, 2022, 06:50:45 AM »

I know there's an old pinned thread about the SiriusXM channel launch a few years ago, but I think some folks might miss stuff in old pinned threads, so I thought I'd start a new thread so everyone knows the SiriusXM channel is back up starting today, July 1, 2022.

I dipped in this morning out of curiosity and it seems to be the same deal so far as previous years as far as track selection and interspersed interview blurbs. This morning I heard stuff including All Summer Long, Don't Worry Baby, Cool Cool Water, Tell Me Why ("Unplugged" version), the 2012 live version of "The Little Girl I Once Knew", etc.

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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2022, 09:24:56 AM »

Some more tracks I've heard this morning in the last hour or so:

What You Do To Me
Do It Again (Standard Version, but with "Stack o Tracks" album art)
Don't Back Down (Alternate, from "Keep an Eye on Summer")
You Still Believe In Me (Mono)
Sail on Sailor
Still Surfin'
All Summer Long
California Energy Blues
Good Vibrations ("45 Version", from the GV box)
Long Tall Texan (Concert '64)
Bluebirds Over the Mountain
Heroes and Villains (Philharmonic Version, with incorrect "Smile" cover art)
Tears in the Morning
Darlin'
The Surfer Moon (ah, this is one they inexplicably played seemingly every hour last time)
Wouldn't It Be Nice
Night Bloomin' Jasmine
The Warmth of the Sun

So yeah, not surprisingly, they appear to have just flipped the switch back on for the exact same algorithm used in the past, down to the same incorrect cover art, the same specific tracks getting played exponentially more than others, etc.

I've only heard a few of the interstitial interview bits, but I'm guessing they're probably old too.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2022, 10:25:15 AM »

Ha, The Surfer Moon.
Guess it depends on when one listened to it. Seems like they played Susie Cincinnati practically every hour with me.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2022, 11:53:09 AM »

In a 5 hour span, I heard Surfer Girl 3 times, Breakaway twice, and  Marcella 3 times. The Beach Boys channel is a great concept, but it could have been so much better than this. Oh well, I'm still listening.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2022, 12:31:53 PM »

It's the same as 2018 and 2021. While they seem to work from a pool of most of the BB catalog, including most solo stuff and even some "grey market" live releases, they seem to have a core of songs that get rotated much, much more often, occasionally interspersed with truly random weird deep cuts.

Emphasizing the well-known stuff makes sense. But then they'll run some random b-list track into the ground. Like "The Surfer Moon." Or "Summer in Paradise" tracks.

It's like having the entire BB catalog including multiple hit comps, in an IPod and then hitting shuffle....and then every hour going back to the start and re-shuffling again so you end up hearing "California Girls" 34 times per day.

But as I've said in the past, it's a bit of occasional fun as a free trial.
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2022, 04:18:25 PM »

It'll be a bit different this year from what I hear.  Also, here's some more details:  https://blog.siriusxm.com/good-vibrations/
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2022, 05:49:31 PM »

All of the special events/playlists mentioned in that article will be pretty indistinguishable from the regular rotation.  If anything, those special playlists will be heavier on the hits.

They should let Howie Edelson and Alan Boyd host some slots or something. 
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« Reply #7 on: Today at 10:00:01 AM »

8:44-10:00 a.m. PDT, 07/03/2022

•All Summer Long
•The Surfer Moon
•Don’t Worry, Baby
•Make It Big
•Let Him Run Wild
•Do It Again/Workshop [introduced by Justyn Wilson]
•Back Home
•Little Deuce Coupe
•Girl Don’t Tell Me
•God Only Knows
•Do You Wanna Dance?
•Keepin’ the Summer Alive [live at Knebworth, 1980]
•Heroes and Villains
•Surfer Girl
•Never Learn Not to Love
•When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
•Crescent Moon [Mike solo]
•I Get Around
•Student Demonstration Time
•California Dreamin’
•That’s Why God Made the Radio [“live”]
•Goin’ South
•Good Vibrations
•Please Let Me Wonder
•Shut Down
•California Saga [live; Brian Wilson & Al Jardine]
•Good Timin’
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